Mictlantecuhtli was a god of the dead and the king of Mictlan (Chicunauhmictlan), the lowest and northernmost section of the underworld. He was one of the principal gods of the Aztecs and was the most prominent of several gods and goddesses of death and the underworld. The worship of Mictlantecuhtli sometimes involved ritual cannibalism, with human flesh being consumed in and around the temple.

Mictlantecuhtli was a god of the dead and the king of Mictlan (Chicunauhmictlan), the lowest and northernmost section of the underworld. He was one of the principal gods of the Aztecs and was the most prominent of several gods and goddesses of death and the underworld. The worship of Mictlantecuhtli sometimes involved ritual cannibalism, with human flesh being consumed in and around the temple.

Mask from an Incense Burner Portraying the Old Deity of Fire Teotihuacan Mexico 450-750 CE Ceramic and Pigmment  Photographed at the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois.     Some rights reserved

Mask from an Incense Burner Portraying the Old Deity of Fire Teotihuacan Mexico 450-750 CE Ceramic and Pigmment Photographed at the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois. Some rights reserved

Mictecacihuatl, goddess of death and Lady of Mictlan, the underworld."

Mictecacihuatl, goddess of death and Lady of Mictlan, the underworld."

Mictlantecuhtli was the Aztec god of death and the underworld.... He looks way happy though!!!

Mictlantecuhtli was the Aztec god of death and the underworld.... He looks way happy though!!!

Mictlantecuhtli ( from the Nahuatl 'Lord of the underworld', derived from tecuh-tli "sir" and Mictlan "place of the Dead") is the Aztec, Zapotec, and Mixtec god of the underworld and the dead.

Mictlantecuhtli ( from the Nahuatl 'Lord of the underworld', derived from tecuh-tli "sir" and Mictlan "place of the Dead") is the Aztec, Zapotec, and Mixtec god of the underworld and the dead.

The Olmec culture was the first great Mesoamerican civilization, developing along Mexico's gulf coast from about 1200-400 B.C. before going into a mysterious decline. The Olmec were very talented artists & sculptors who are today best remembered for their monumental stonework and cave paintings.

The Olmec culture was the first great Mesoamerican civilization, developing along Mexico's gulf coast from about 1200-400 B.C. before going into a mysterious decline. The Olmec were very talented artists & sculptors who are today best remembered for their monumental stonework and cave paintings.

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